Reference: Sahasrayogam, Taila Yoga Prakarana 1, Ashtanga Hridayam.

Dhanwantharam Thailam (Oil) is an Ayurvedic oil. It is used to treat the Vata diseases such as Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, spondylitis, headache and neuro-muscular conditions. This oil is based on Kerala Ayurveda practice.

Ingredients

  • Balamoola – Sida cordifolia – 4.608 kg
  • Water for decoction – 36.864 liters, boiled and reduced to 4.608 liters
  • Cow milk – 4.608 liters

768 grams of total of:-

  • Barley – Hordeum vulgare
  • Kola – Zyziphus jujuba
  • Kulattha – Horse gram – Dolichos biflorus
  • Dashamoola – group of ten roots
  • Bilva – Aegle marmelos
  • Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
  • Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
  • Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
  • Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
  • Brihati – Solanum indicum
  • Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
  • Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
  • Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
  • Prishnaparni – Uraria picta
  • Water for decoction – 6.144 liters, boiled and reduced to 768 ml.
  • Taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum

Paste made of 6 grams of each of:-

  • Meda – Polygonatum cirrhifolium
  • Mahameda – Polygonatum verticillatum
  • Daru – Cedrus deodara
  • Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
  • Kakoli – Fritillaria roylei
  • Ksheera kakoli – Lilium polyphyllum
  • Chandana – Pterocarpus santalinus
  • Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
  • Kushta – Saussurea lappa
  • Tagara – Valeriana wallichi
  • Jeevaka – Malaxis acuminata
  • Rishabhaka – Manilkara hexandra
  • Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt
  • Kalanusari – Valeriana wallichi
  • Shaileya – Convolvulus pluricaulis
  • Vacha – Acorus calamus
  • Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
  • Punarnava – Boerhaavia diffusa
  • Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
  • Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
  • Ksheera shukla – Ipomoea mauritiana
  • Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
  • Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica
  • Amla – Emblica officinalis
  • Shatahva – Asparagus
  • Mashaparni – Teramnus labialis
  • Mudgaparni – Phaseolus trilobus
  • Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
  • Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum camphora
  • Patra – Cinnamomum tamala

Method of Preparation

This oil is prepared with Avartana process called as Dhanvantara Taila Avartana, in which the oil making is repeated for 101 times.

Indications

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteo-arthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Back ache due to spondylitis,
  • Neuritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Paralysis
  • Facial palsy

How to Use?

It is used for massage.

Dose for oral intake:-

5-20 drops once or twice a day, before food, with warm water or warm milk, as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

For external use:-

  • This oil is used for massage for ladies, after delivery, to improve body strength.
  • It is also used as massage oil for babies.

Side Effects

  • No side effects are known with this oil, on external administration.
  • Oral administration should be done only under medical supervision.
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